MAGNET Project data can be divided into template data and project data. Template data is mostly independent of a specific project and can be used again in several projects. Template data defines how the project data behaves.
Project data includes items such as quantities, tasks and project locations. These differ from project to project so the data is not reusable.
MAGNET Project includes one default template data file. Default template includes a default calendar, filters, haul resource types, common quantity types and resource types.
When you are planning your first project, you can use it as the project template, and in later projects your own customized files.
The default project template file includes the following information:
Calendars specify the daily work hours and the holidays of tasks. Calendar properties can be modified in the Project Explorer window
Calendars have a name, default daily work day lengths for Monday through Sunday and exceptions to the default work day lengths, such as holidays. The following exceptions, that is, work time definitions are supported:
Holiday: Holiday during an explicitly defined timespan. Optionally the holiday can take place every year within the same timespan. For instance, adding a holiday between December 25th and 26th and enabling the recurrence "Yearly", Christmas Days and Boxing Days would become holidays.
Weekday Off: Some public holidays take place on a specific week day after a date. For instance, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day can be created by adding a weekday off after the Monday following January 15th.
Exceptional work times: Use when work day lengths need to be changed within a certain timespan.
Standard default calendar consists of 5 day working week from Monday through Friday.
Default quantity type names used in default template file
Default template data file includes predefined quantity type names with units and suitabilities.
When importing a bill of quantity into MAGNET Project, the software will automatically recognize quantity types if they are named the same way as in template.
- Base Ag (Base aggregate)
- Rock Crushable
- Rock Uncrushable
- Stockpile Rock
- Stockpile Soil
- Sub-base Agg.(Sub-base aggregate)
- Topsoil Replace
- Unspecified (cut)
- Unspecified (fill)
Haul resource types
Haul resource type is a type of a vehicle used for hauling material between locations. Default template includes capacities and cost for three types of haul trucks. Capacities are defined as units/quantity type.
Template includes three types of resource types with capacities (quantity type, capacity, unit):
- ADT 30
- ADT 40
- Agg truck
Resource types refer to machinery used to process quantities e.g. cut/fill. Resource type contains production rates and costs for quantity types.
Production rate determines how many units per second the resource type can process the quantity of certain quantity type (units/h). Cost is a unit cost for processing certain quantity type. Their production rates define the task duration, when task has been assigned resource type.
Default template includes the following resource types and production rates:
- Bulldozer and Roller
- Crusher and WL20
- Excavator and drill
- Grader and Roller
- Paver and Roller
Default includes predefined filter views for:
- Actual quantities
- Planned quantities
- Rock materials